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Acgust 2nd, 1849. (Extraordinary Meeting.) 

JOHN ANSTER, LL.D., Vice-President, in the Chair. 

On the recommendation of the Council, His Royal Highness 
the Prince Albert was elected an Honorary Member of the 
Academy. 



The Rev. Dr. Wall, Vice-Provost, Sir Wm. R. Hamilton, 
LL.D., John Anster, LL.D., and George Petrie, LL.D., 
were appointed a deputation to present the following Address 
to Her Majesty : 

" To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 
" May it please your Majesty, 

" We, the President and Members of the Royal Irish 
Academy, humbly beg leave to offer our respectful and hearty 
congratulations on the occasion of your Majesty's first visit to 
Ireland. 

" Inspired with feelings of devoted attachment to your 
Majesty's crown and person, we rejoice in the presence of 
our Queen, and accept it as a happy omen of more prosperous 
times. 

" As members of a society incorporated for the promo- 
tion of Science and Literature in Ireland, we have peculiar 
reasons to hail your Majesty's arrival amongst us. 

" We know that whilst your Majesty has, with distin- 
guished prudence and energy, discharged the arduous duties of 
governing and protecting the State, your Majesty has ever 
looked with earnest solicitude on the progress of all institu- 
tions designed for the diffusion of knowledge, and calculated 
to elevate the moral and intellectual condition of your Majesty's 
subjects. 

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" It was for the purpose of promoting and extending such 
pursuits in Ireland that your Majesty's royal ancestor bes- 
towed a charter of incorporation upon our Academy ; and its 
Members, keeping aloof from the strife of parties, and undis- 
couraged by the difficulties which surrounded them, have ever 
since endeavoured faithfully to carry into effect the objects of 
their institution. 

" That your Majesty may be long spared in health and 
happiness to reign over us, and permitted to witness the com- 
plete success of all your Majesty's benevolent endeavours to 
establish peace and prosperity, is the constant and earnest 
prayer of your Majesty's faithful and most obedient Servants." 

[This Address was accordingly presented at the Levee 
held by her Majesty, in the Castle of Dublin, on the 8th of 
August.] 



The following Address to His Royal Highness the Prince 
Albert was also adopted ; and the Secretaries were directed to 
transmit it in the usual manner : 

" To his Royal Highness Prince Albert. 
" May it please your Royal Highness, 

" We, the President and Members of the Royal Irish 
Academy, desire your Royal Highness to accept our sincere 
and respectful congratulations on the occasion of your visit to 
Ireland. 

" Your Royal Highness is well known to us as the patron 
of those objects for the promotion of which our Academy was 
founded. Not only recognising the nobleness of intellectual 
pursuits, but yourself a participator in the pleasures which 
attend them, you have done much to encourage the efforts and 
to reward the success of all who cultivate them within these 
realms. 

" We, therefore, confidently indulge the hope that your 
visit to Ireland will be productive of great benefits to it. We 
feel sure that the presence of a Prince, so eminent for wisdom